Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellMcCain returning to Senate in time for health vote Senate Dems launch talkathon ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Overnight Healthcare: Trump pressures GOP ahead of vote | McConnell urges Senate to start debate | Cornyn floats conference on House, Senate bills | Thune sees progress on Medicaid MORE's (R-Ky.) reelection campaign has signed up a former Mitt Romney fundraiser to lead a women's fundraising effort for him in Kentucky.

According to the Herald-Leader, Kelly Knight, who was Romney's Kentucky finance co-chairwoman, will now lead a group called the "Leader's Circle," based in part on the fundraising work she did for Romney.

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Knight was recruited by McConnell's wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, to serve in the role. Knight told the Herald-Leader, of Chao, that it was "a privilege to stand alongside someone who has been such a role model to women in Kentucky and nationwide."

"Like her husband, Secretary Chao recognizes the integral role women have played in both their personal upbringings and professional successes," Knight said.

Knight is a prominent Republican fundraiser and has raised more than $1 million for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) this year, along with coal magnate and Republican donor Joe Craft.